Buy Nothing Day – Europe

Buy Nothing Day - VS - Black Friday Buy Nothing Day is an international day of protest against consumerism that takes place on November 29th, 2019. It is celebrated on the same day as “Black
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Armenia: Almusar, the Mountain where the Water is more Precious than Gold

On the 2nd of October, CATAPA had the honor of receiving Armenian activist Anna Shahnazaryan, from the Armenian Environmental Front. She is part of the Save Amulsar campaign, which for years has been opposing the
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Climate Meet-up in Ghent

At the Watt Factory on Friday 27th, 2019   Our Catapa team is proud to have been able to meet with social entrepreneurs from both Belgium and South-Africa at the Watt Factory’s Climate Meet-up organized
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Press Release: Make ICT Fair Breakfast at the European Parliament

Press Release: Make ICT Fair Breakfast at the European Parliament Raising Awareness of Human Rights Violations in ICT Supply Chains On the morning of the 1st October, the Make ICT Fair consortium held a breakfast
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Mining in Azuay: a David vs. Goliath story

Mining in Azuay: a David vs. Goliath story Azuay, a province in the south of Ecuador with Cuenca as its historic and cultural provincial capital, has rapidly developed into an emblematic region in the fight
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DocuLatino 2019

DocuLatino Film Festival – Tracing the ICT supply chain For the 11th year in a row Catapa organises the Doculatino Filmfestival in Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels and Leuven. Within the Make ICT fair European campaign, whose
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CATAPA in de kijker

Dear Catapistas, After the summer break we are back on track, feeling more enthusiast than ever and looking forward to seeing what the upcoming year will bring. And this time it comes with some breaking
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The Summer Camp Weekend 2019

The Summer Camp Weekend 2019 In the first weekend of September, we gathered together for our traditional Summer Camp weekend with a lot of our Catapistas to discuss about our organization and to spend a
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New report: A just(ice) transition is a post-extractive transition

War on Want and London Mining Network, supported by the Yes to Life, No to Mining network, have launched a new report: Post-Extractivist_Transition A just(ice) transition is a post-extractive transition Centering the extractive frontier in
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iPhone 11 Illegally Produced in China: Apple allows supplier factory Foxconn to violate labor laws

iPhone 11 Illegally Produced in China Apple allows supplier factory Foxconn to violate labor laws "Over the years, China Labor Watch has monitored the working conditions at several Foxconn facilities and investigations have revealed a
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Vacancy: Global Engagement CATAPA Officer (GECO) at the Chaikuni Institute in Iquitos, Peru

Vacancy: Global Engagement CATAPA Officer (GECO) at the Chaikuni Institute in Iquitos, Peru Vacature GECO Chaikuni, Peru, 2019 CATAPA and the Chaikuni Institute are looking for a collaborator to work for a year at the
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Vacancy: Global Engagement CATAPA Officer (GECO) in Cajamarca/Ibagué, Colombia

Vacancy: Global Engagement CATAPA Officer (GECO) (m/v/x) in Cajamarca/Ibagué, Colombia Vacature GECO Colombia 2019 CATAPA is een sociale en ecologische beweging die met een participatieve en geïntegreerde aanpak werkt aan duurzame ontwikkeling. CATAPA focust hierbij
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ESC Volunteer Vacancies – Become a Changemaker on Fair ICT

ESC Volunteer VacanciesChangemaker Fair ICTCampaigning and EducationCommunication CATAPA CATAPA is a volunteer movement which strives for a world in which the extraction of non-renewable resources is no longer necessary. The extraction of such materials always
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Mines & Territory, May 2019

MONTHLY ONLINE REVIEW ON EXTRACTIVIST ISSUES IN COLOMBIA ISSUE 05 May 2019 Collection, summary and edition by Sam Packet, Karlijn Van den Broeck and Laura García Download Mines & Territory, May 2019 here. MINES &
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From the polls to the tribunal: The farmers of Cajamarca suing mining multinational Angolgold Ashanti

From the polls to the tribunal: The farmers of Cajamarca suing mining multinational Angolgold Ashanti Cajamarca, Colombia Karlijn Van den Broek, 5 June 2019 The farming community that voted out multinational Anglogold Ashanti of their
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Official communiqué to the public opinion legal action defending the ‘consulta popular’ of Cajamarca

Official communiqué to the public opinion legal action defending the 'consulta popular' of Cajamarca Today, Wednesday the 5th of June 2019, the corporation ‘Cajamarca Despensa Hídrica y Agrícola’, promotor of the Consulta Popular in Cajamarca,
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Mines & Territory, April 2019

MONTHLY ONLINE REVIEW ON EXTRACTIVIST ISSUES IN COLOMBIA ISSUE 04 April 2019 Collection, summary and edition by Sam Packet, Karlijn Van den Broeck and Laura García Download Mines & Territory, April 2019 here. MINES &
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Mines & Territory, March 2019

MONTHLY ONLINE REVIEW ON EXTRACTIVIST ISSUES IN COLOMBIA ISSUE 03 March 2019 Collection, summary and edition by Mattijs Vanden Bussche, Sam Packet and Karlijn Van den Broeck Download Mines & Territory, March 2019 here. MINES
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Are you running the 20 km of Brussels with us?

Are you also running the 20 km of Brussels for CATAPA on May 19th? Sign up and become one of the CATAPA runners! On May 19th, CATAPA runs the 20 km of Brussels to continue
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Mines & Territory, February 2019

MONTHLY ONLINE REVIEW ON EXTRACTIVIST ISSUES IN COLOMBIA ISSUE 02 February 2019 Collection, summary and edition by Sam Packet and Karlijn Van den Broeck Download Mines & Territory, February 2019 here. MINES & TERRITORYFebruary 2019
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The role BMW may play in creating a world-class environmental disaster in Ecuador

The role BMW may play in creating a world-class environmental disaster in Ecuador Carlos Zorrilla, 27 March 2019 There is a rush these days to gain access to copper deposit and other key minerals driven
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Fair ICT Flanders

This project is run by the non-profit organization CATAPA vzw, the umbrella organization of Flemish environmental groups Bond Beter Leefmilieu (Society for a Better Environment) and Ondernemers voor Ondernemers (Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs) and aims at improving the
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The irresponsibility of Vale has led to a second big mining disaster in Brazil

The irresponsibility of Vale has led to a second big mining disaster in Brazil Youssef Bouarada, 27 February 2019 On January 25th, a catastrophic failure of a tailings dam in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, in Brazil
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No Alto Maipo: Chile’s continued struggle against the mining industry for the right to water.

No Alto Maipo: Chile’s continued struggle against the mining industry for the right to water. Emily Humphreys, 13 February 2019 Chile is recognised as the poster-child of neoliberalism, with a strong mandate of privatisation on
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Neo-extractivism and repression of social protest in Bolivia

Neo-extractivism and repression of social protest in Bolivia Bolivian Altiplano We are looking out over a gigantic dry salt pan. Boats are lying upside-down on the cracks in the salty soil. In the surrounding villages,
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The struggle of indigenous students against large-scale mining industries in the Philippines – the case of ALCADEV

The struggle of indigenous students against large-scale mining industries in the Philippines - the case of ALCADEV Nóra Katona, 18 February 2019 On Mindanao, the biggest southern island of the Philippines, there is a school
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Mines & Territory, January 2019

Monthly online review on extractivist issues in Colombia Collection, summary and edition by Sam Packet and Karlijn Van den Broeck Download Mines & Territory, January 2019 here. We present you "Mines & Territory", our montly online review on
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Living under risk – Copper, ICT and Human Rights in Chile

Living under riskCopper, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Human Rights in Chile Catapa published this report together with War on Want. You can read it here. CHILE, COPPER & ICT Chile is currently the
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Mirtha Vasquez visits CATAPA

Mirtha Vasquez visits CATAPA to discuss the issues that 'defensoras' face 17 January 2018 This week Mirtha Vasquez visited CATAPA. She is the director of GRUFIDES and the lawyer for famous environmentalist Maxima Acuña and
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Mirtha Vásquez and Laura Lucio rapport of EU resolution

The European Parliament approves resolution on “Women, Gender Equality and Climate Justice” Mirtha Vásquez (GRUFIDES), Laura Lucio (ESF) 25 January 2018 The European Union (EU) has been concerned with the issues regarding the safety of
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Concerns over the irregular humanitarian pardon granted by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

Concerns aimed at the EU after pardon of former Peru president Fujimori Brussels, Monday, 29th January, 2018 The "Plataforma Europa Peru" (PEP), the "EU-LAT Network" (ex CIFCA and Grupo Sur) and CIDSE would like to express
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“Proyecto Mirador”: Mining in the Cordillera del Condor, Ecuador

Acción Ecológica resists the mining project along with the locals 28th February 2018 Gloria Chicaiza Aguilar is the head of "Acción Ecológica", an Ecuadorian NGO that strives for social and ecological justice according to the
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Hellas Gold pleas for reduction in letter of guarantee

Hellas Gold pleas for reduction in letter of guarantee Inge van der Spek, 23rd April 2018 On the 26th of January, a representative of Hellas Gold – daughter company of the Canadian mining company Eldorado
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Eldorado needs a social license to mine Greek gold

Last Saturday, a crowd of approximately 15,000 people from Thessaloniki and the Halkidiki peninsula flooded the commercial high street of Greece’s northern port city. They paraded placards with the faces of politicians who had helped
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